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silverorb

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One of my employees recently gave me her laptop to try and format due to an error she received upon a boot up attempt. The error reads;

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0x8186F2B0, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

Im trying to reformat it for her but I am unable to install ANY version of windows~

This is all I have for specs on the Dell, as well as what I have tried:;
Dell Latitude C600
Windows 2000pro

I have have tried checking CMOS, using f8 to enter windows advanced option (i.e safe mode, last known good configuration, etc)
Also tried a WIN 98 cd, WIN xp cd but I was unable to get the rom to recognize the CD--


Any help would be GREAT and very much needed!

Thanx
 
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Have you mande sure that in CMOS the CD drive is the 1st thing listed in the Bootup menu? Do that then try booting from the cd again.
 

silverorb

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Yeah tried I that--I even removed everything but the cd-rom boot with no success
 
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Is the cd bootable? Is it an upgrade?
Does the laptop have an A: drive?
Do you have a win98 boot diskette? At least you could format it using that.
How about PQMAGIC? it doesn't care what the disk is. (ntfs, fat, fat32)
 

silverorb

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Yes the CD is bootable-
and no unfortunately no A drive only cd--
Im going madd
Thanx though
 
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you could create a batch file to run a format program on the c: from a USB drive. or even use a formatting program on a USB Drive. have the comp, boot to the USB drive.
 

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Thanxs...but a little unfamiliar with this....could you explain a bit more please---

Thank you
 
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yeah me as well, Which you have? You can put the boot info from a win98 machine and boot to it, then format the HD.
 

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I have a thumb drive--I have no other systems on win98 though fyi--so I guess I need to know what file/prog to put on the thumb drive to boot on this craptop
 
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hey sorry about the delay, bad incident in the family. ANYWAY, try searching for PC-dos
it could do it.
 
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